Ryse and Forza Could Highlight Next Xbox Launch Lineup

The original Ryse trailer showed gamers fighting in ancient Rome using the Kinect.

The Xbox Durango, the next major generation of the Xbox platform, could launch later this year with Ryse, a title that Microsoft originally announced for the Xbox 360 back in 2011. The Verge reports that developer Crytek (makers of the Crysis series) is reworking its Ryse game to take advantage of the technology in the […]

Next Xbox Could Take Over TV & Cable Boxes

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A report from The Verge claims the next Xbox will take over the TV in a manner similar to the Google TV in an effort to make the console better for media. While the current Xbox already has apps for some cable providers, the next Xbox may control set-top cable boxes through an HDMI pass-through. […]

Next Xbox Could Break Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility

Xbox 360 Black Friday 2012

The rumored upcoming Xbox Durango will likely use an AMD x86 processor, which will make it difficult for the console to play current Xbox 360 games. A Bloomberg report claims that Microsoft will use an AMD system-on-chip that combines a Jaguar CPU and graphics chips. The current Xbox 360 uses a specialized IBM processor that’s […]

Leak Says Xbox Durango is Always Online, Will Require Game Installs

Durango Xbox Development Kit

New leaks claim the next Xbox, code-named Durango, will require an always-online connection and game installs on the hard drive. The leaks come from VGLeaks, and include screenshots of the Durango Xbox Development Kit, which developers use for creating game for the upcoming console. The leaks are dated from last year, however, so there’s a […]

Xbox 720 Launch Rumored for April

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Several sources including The Verge and Computer and Video Games report that Microsoft will announce its new Xbox console, presumed to be called Xbox 720, in April 2013, about two months after the debut of the PlayStation 4. A┬ánew domain XboxEvent.com that EventCore registered yesterday reinforces the publications’ sources claims. EventCore is an event planning […]

Next Xbox Could Include Expanded SmartGlass Features

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The next Xbox, code-named Durango, may use SmartGlass as more than just a second screen experience according to a report from Kotaku. SmartGlass currently only gives gamers a few ways to interact with games and apps on the Xbox 360. The app can serve as a second display to show detailed information such as multiplayer […]